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#JustUnite: LA Pride and Los Angeles Blade set to publish Official Pride Guide 2019

May 31 and June 7 issues of the Los Angeles Blade

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Christopher Street West, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade will collaborate with the LOS ANGELES BLADE, LA’s premier weekly LGBTQ+ newspaper, to publish the Official 2019 LA Pride Guide.

LA Pride Week 2019 will take place on May 31 through June 9, dotted by dozens of celebratory events for the LGBTQ+ and allied communities across the city.

The week will culminate with the LA Pride Festival Opening Ceremony (Friday, June 7), the LA Pride Festival (Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9), Pride on the Boulevard (Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9), and the beloved LA Pride Parade (Sunday, June 9). On June 8-9, GRAMMY®Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years will headline LA Pride Festival, the largest music festival in Los Angeles, and will be joined by GRAMMY® Award winner Ashanti, plus Amara La Negra, Dej Loaf, Greyson Chance, MNEK, Pabllo Vittar, and Ah-Mer-Ah-Su with more to be announced. These events alone will bring hundreds of thousands of people to West Hollywood to celebrate this year’s LA Pride theme: #JUSTUNITE, which represents how the work the LGBTQ+ community does together makes it stronger and more resilient than ever before.

On May 31, The Los Angeles Blade will publish and begin distribution of the  Official 2019 LA Pride Guide, a comprehensive resource of all things happening during LA Pride Week 2019. The Los Angeles Blade will also publish its official Pride Issue on June 7.

Publisher Troy Masters says, “The partnership between LA Pride and the Los Angeles Blade is a powerful one that brings a unique and robust set of marketing opportunities for area businesses, merchants, professionals, and institutions to tap into the LGBTQ community.”

Estevan Montemayor, CSW Board President. (Photo by Karen Ocamb)

Estevan Montemayor, CSW Board President says, “The Los Angeles Blade has been a great partner to LA Pride for many years now, and we couldn’t be happier to be collaborating with the Los Angeles Blade’s team to develop and publish this year’s LA Pride Guide.”

The 2019 LA Pride Guide will be the newspaper’s center-section, devoted to the massive event’s many happenings, the people and personalities involved with LA Pride, and the celebrations, celebrities, grass-root functions, and parties that will be held throughout the week. The Los Angeles Blade and LA Pride invite you to be part of this incredible guide.

 

Festival-goers are encouraged to buy tickets in advance online at lapride.org. Ticket sales and proceeds from the LA Pride Festival support and fund the LA Pride Parade, LGBTQ+ community grant programs and scholarships, and CSW’s philanthropy, Casa del Sol. CSW also provides free festival tickets to LGBTQ+ non-profits and service organizations to distribute to their members.

For more information about the 2019 LA Pride Guide in the May 31 and June 7 issues of the Los Angeles Blade or to inquire about advertising opportunities, please contact Publisher Troy Masters at 917-406-1619 or by email at [email protected]

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About Los Angeles Blade
Los Angeles Blade is LA’s only weekly LGBT newspaper and its largest media. Each week 35,000 copies are distributed via a network of community gathering points, bars, restaurants, merchants and dozens of street boxes in LGBT enclaves throughout Los Angeles, Long Beach and Palm Springs.

Los Angeles Blade is partner publication of the Washington Blade in DC, a 50-year-old newspaper that is widely considered the nation’s newspaper of record. We are the only LGBT media member of the White House Press Corps.

The world’s first Gay Pride Parade down Hollywood Boulevard, June 28,1970 with Morris Kight at centre, Reverend Troy Perry in black suit behind. From the series Los Angeles Pride Parade. (Photo © Brian Traynor and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives)

About Christopher Street West (CSW) and LA Pride
Christopher Street West (CSW), a 501(c)3 non-profit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, as a response to and in commemoration of the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Since then, we have built a rich history as an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Today, we continue to produce the globally-recognized LA Pride Parade and Festival every June in the City of West Hollywood. We also organize a number of events throughout the year with our non-profit, philanthropic, community, and corporate partners. Visit lapride.org for more information.

CSW co-founder Rev. Troy Perry, his husband Phillip Ray DeBlieck with Estevan Montemayor and Madonna Cacciatore

Christopher Street West engages with JJLA LLC in the event production and management of the LA PRIDE Festival & Parade. For more information on JJLA visit www.jj-la.com.

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UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees to deliver SF Pride message

“Pride month is a time for awareness, outreach, celebration, protest & opportunity to highlight issues that impact LGBTQI+ people globally”

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United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (Screenshot/Video Message)

SAN FRANCISCO – In a historic appearance at San Francisco Pride on Sunday June 26, Dr. Felippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will deliver a four-minute Video Pride greeting and message, on main stage, during the San Francisco Pride Celebration, 2022, together with voices of several LGBTQI+ refugees and asylum seekers from African and Central American countries.

Melanie Nathan, Executive Director of the African Human Rights Coalition, will be speaking and presenting the video in a 15-minute segment dedicated by San Francisco Pride to LGBTQI+ Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

The messages, in keeping with SF PRIDE’s theme, LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER, is particularly significant, not only because of the attention it brings to the plight of LGBTQI+ refugees fleeing criminalization and brutal violence, globally, but also because it is at a time when the world has reached the catastrophic milestone of more than 100 million people in forced displacement.

“Pride month is a time for awareness, outreach, celebration, protest and an opportunity to highlight the issues that impact LGBTQI+ people, in their local areas, countries and globally. It is filled with speaking engagements, performances, events and opportunities to make it whatever individuals choose. At the same time, while it may mean different things to each person, it is a time that creates platforms and forums, where we are able to embrace our global interconnectedness, unify and bind as one,” Nathan said in a statement released by SF Pride Monday.

“I am so grateful to all who have made this important platform possible. For over 50 years, San Francisco Pride continues to be the beacon of hope for so many LGBTQI+ people who are criminalized and demonized around the world. A special thanks to those courageous refugees and asylum seekers, who despite ongoing protection and survival issues, have put their faces and voices to what amounts to an imperative ecology of visibility. I also thank UN High Commissioner Dr. Grandi for the kind greetings that express the support for LGBTQI+ PRIDE and the reality of the situation facing LGBTQI+ people forcibly displaced.”

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Watch live: KABC7’s exclusive coverage of LA Pride Parade 2022

After a long two-year hiatus, the LA Pride Parade is back! KABC7 will exclusively air its parade coverage live starting at 11 a.m.

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) — After a long two-year hiatus, the LA Pride Parade is back.

This year’s theme is #LoveYourPride, and the event is not only celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community of Los Angeles and its allies, but it also celebrates the parade’s 50th anniversary, a historical moment that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABC7 will exclusively air LA PRIDE 2022 today starting at 11 a.m.

Watch the parade live in the video player above or on your favorite streaming devices, like Roku, FireTV, AppleTV and GoogleTV. Just search “ABC7 Los Angeles.” The event will also be livestreamed on ABC News Live and Hulu.

Three Pride grand marshals will herald the event, including legendary activist and trailblazer Sir Lady Java as the Community Grand Marshal, actor Mark Indelicato as the Celebrity Grand Marshal, and Paula Abdul as the newly-created Icon Grand Marshal.

There is also a free Pride Village street fair between Cahuenga and Vine from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The fair includes music, art, booths, food, drinks, and a Ferris wheel.

A beverage garden will be hosted on Cosmo Street between Hollywood Blvd. & Selma Avenue. Sponsor tents will be on the section of Hollywood Blvd. between Ivar Avenue and Vine Street.

Details:

Transportation:
Parking in the Hollywood area is extremely limited. It’s recommended to either use ride-sharing or public transportation. For those opting for the second choice, the Metro B Line (Red) is the most convenient choice as it has stops at Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Vine.

Accommodations:
L.A. Tourism has special hotel packages in the Hollywood area exclusively for LA Pride. Book your stay here.

Tickets:
Sunday’s LA Pride Parade and Pride Village are free and open to all ages.

Safety:
LA Pride intends to follow L.A. County’s current COVID-19 guidelines.

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#LoveYourPride- LA Pride kicks off today at 1pm with Pride in the Park

On Sunday June 12, the LA Pride parade will be carried live by KABC 7 starting at 10:30AM

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LOS ANGELES – After a two year hiatus LA Pride is back kicking off the festivities today at 1PM with Pride in the Park and then tomorrow, Sunday June 12, the LA Pride parade which will be carried live by KABC 7 starting at 10:30AM.

Under the theme of #LoveYourPride, Pride in the Park is taking place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park within the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. The festival includes performances from headliner Christina Aguilera, as well as Anitta, Syd, Chika, and Michaela Jaé.

On Sunday, June 12, the official parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The parade route starts at Hollywood and Cahuenga Blvds., then heads west and loops down Highland, and concludes at Sunset and Cahuenga Blvds.

There is also a free Pride Village street fair between Cahuenga and Vine from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The fair includes music, art, booths, food, drinks, and a Ferris wheel.

A beverage garden will be hosted on Cosmo Street between Hollywood Blvd. & Selma Avenue. Sponsor tents will be on the section of Hollywood Blvd. between Ivar Avenue and Vine Street.

Details:

Transportation:
Parking in the Hollywood area is extremely limited. It’s recommended to either use ride-sharing or public transportation. For those opting for the second choice, the Metro B Line (Red) is the most convenient choice as it has stops at Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Vine.

Accommodations:
L.A. Tourism has special hotel packages in the Hollywood area exclusively for LA Pride. Book your stay here.

Tickets:
Sunday’s LA Pride Parade and Pride Village are free and open to all ages.

Safety:
LA Pride intends to follow L.A. County’s current COVID-19 guidelines.

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